Accused Sandy Hook Scammer Charged After Allegedly Posing As Aunt Of Child Victim
She allegedly sold her soul for $240.
Nouel Alba has been charged with fraud for posing as the aunt of one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and scamming $240 out of donors, New York City prosecutors said.
Alba was indicted Tuesday on identity theft and fraud charges in the Bronx and could face up to four years in prison. Prosecutors say she pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old victim Noah Pozner.
She was accused of using her Facebook account, telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a "funeral fund," according to the Bronx Supreme Court indictment. Donations came through a PayPal account that received contributions between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20, 2012, prosecutors said.
Alba was first arrested in December on charges she lied to federal officials about the case. Her lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
Bail was set at $1,000 cash. She faces the state and federal criminal charges.
Twenty children and six adults were killed on Dec. 14 when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before killing himself.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.
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